Helicopter Testing

By | April 27, 2015

As part of our efforts investigating options for the 2016 Outback UAV Challenge, we have spent the last couple of weeks building up a small (500-size) electric helicopter as our test platform.

Today was its maiden flight:

These flights tested both the manual and automated (using APM:Heli) flight modes. After some time spent tuning, it’s first automated flights were a complete success!